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Have you ever bought a used game just to not support the company?
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I buy all my games new, but i will buy DMC used.
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That's honestly a terrible way to "boycott" a company. Essentially, you just improve the chance that the next customer who wants to buy the game will end up having to buy it new rather than used and then the company still wins. If you want to actually boycott something, just don't ******* buy it! Jeez, everybody half-asses everything nowadays because they can't exercise a little self-restraint.
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Quite a few actually...the crap ones and the ones they screw the consumers over.
Been buying Sega games used since they decided to not localize Valkyria Chronicles 3. That really pissed me off.
To be fair, that's because the first two games sold like crap outside of Japan.
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mister yummy posted...Never buy new video games. It's a horrible investment. It's like buying a new car, the value drops considerably as soon as you open that wrapper. Go buy it 2nd hand from a pawn shop or off e-bay. You'll save yourself a load of cash, and the industry will be better off for it. There will be an incentive to lower prices to compete with 2nd hand games.
Except the industry is trying to change the relationship. If you have a relationship in the reals world you should be able to understand that if your partner starts suddenly trying to change the dynamics, guess what your partner typically leaves that relationship. Mainly due to the crappy/non-existent communication.
If you don't like the long-held agreements and expectations, then just don't make games. All you do is alienate away once loyal customers/clients. For what? A lil' extra short-term cash.
Whether or not you like it. Publishers have a social contract with what I thought were supposed to be loyal customers. This don't work the other way.
Of course not, that's really stupid. If I buy a game used it's because I don't think the game warrants a new buy or the price of it new isn't worth it.
I prefer buying new games, but most of the time I'm lacking money, so I settle for used. Not once through that entire process do I ever think I'm not supporting the company. I don't think about the company at all. Only when I've actually enjoyed the game very much will I think about the company. And if I really liked the game, then I'll buy another one from that same company (used, not used, I don't care). Whether the company will complain or not that I'm not giving them money, I don't care. I understand that critical acclaim isn't going to help them feed their kids, but the fact that they would go so far as to make a damn awesome game, even at the risk of their living, is something I will never forget about them. Besides, if you're going to whine about how you're not getting enough money from the job you supposedly enjoy, then you probably aren't really enjoying it at all. You're just doing it for the money. It's like LPers who complain about not getting any revenue so they just quit, spitting in the face of all those who actually do it without earning a dime.
I buy most of my games new, like games that are just coming out that I'm really interested in, games that are coming out that I'm kinda interested in but not really, I wait on them until they're cheaper, games that were released over a year ago I buy used.
So you're telling me if I cost a developer a sale by buying their game used, I'm not hurting them because the game was already paid for? So surely pirates aren't hurting anything either by providing already paid for games for free. The difference between pirating abc used sales, is the fact that used sales actually count as a sale, but that money doesn't go to the developer, so therefor if hurts them because instead of supporting them by buying new, you buy used where none of the proceeds go to the people who deserve it.
If one person buys a game, and that same copy circulates through potential buyers, how does the developer make money, when those potential buyers were obviously willing to pay, because they already did?
If what you're saying is true though, why do online passes exist?
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Let's all be good little consumers and buy everything new at a markup, then throw it away and buy it again!
Or we can be slightly more intelligent, and realise there's no difference between new and used stuff. It's not my responsibility to support a company. If they want me to buy something new, they'd better damned well lower the price! I'll not pay $30 for a video game!
There are exceptions, of course. Sometimes, a really great game will come out, and I can't wait to find it used.
I'm just like this though. I buy virtually everything second hand. Clothing, electronics, furnature, cars, you name it. I even hate buying food, because you can't get it 2nd hand!
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